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What is Dual Enrollment Access Academy?

The Dual Enrollment Access Academy (the Academy) gives homeschooling high school students the opportunity to take an online course for both high school and college credit. Start preparing for the future by jumpstarting your college education and saving money on a college degree. You will also distinguish yourself on a college application.

What are the Benefits of Dual Enrollment Access Academy?
  • Save hundreds of dollars on tuition

  • Get a head start on college

  • Transfer credits to all UW schools and most private or out-of-state schools

How Do the Courses Work?

The courses are taken entirely online with no in-person requirement. The courses are asynchronous, which means there are no specific times to log-in. As long as students are meeting course and assignment deadlines, they can do the work when and where it's convenient for them! Courses are taught by UW-Green Bay adjunct faculty at college-level rigor.

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How Can the Academy Help in the Current Situation?

Many area schools are being taxed in unanticipated ways to pivot in the challenging and changing global pandemic, leaving them without bandwidth to develop or facilitate dual credit courses like these.

How Much Do Courses Cost?

Each course costs $600, which covers tuition and any fees but does not include textbooks. This cost represents a 55% Savings on regular tuition and fees. 

Who Can Participate in the Academy?

Students do not have to be a Wisconsin resident and can take advantage of the Academy if they fulfill these requirements:

  • They are equivalent to a 2019-20 high school sophomore, junior or senior; AND
  • They have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher*

* Students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an exceptional basis if they are able to provide substantial or convincing letters of recommendation and/or data demonstrating high ability in a specific area within their preferred area of study to the Director of K-12 and Community Relations, Meagan Strehlow at strehlom@uwgb.edu. 

What is the Timeline for the Academy?


Step 1: Register in the Program

Please complete and submit the registration form along with your transcript by August 7, 2020 to k12relations@uwgb.edu. A parent or guardian must also sign the registration form. 

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Step 2: Complete the Application

Please complete your online application by August 15, 2020. Apply for the specific course you're interested in. We provide a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.

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What Courses are Available?

For the fall semester, students have their choice of eight in-demand courses, all of which offer easy transferability. The courses have been designed to align with the academic school calendar.

FALL: September 1, 2020-January 21, 2021

Class Description
Introduction to Communication Communication is the means by which individuals learn about themselves and the world around them. This course is an introduction to Communication, which emphasizes the understanding of messages in various settings, including interpersonal, small group, organizational, and mass communication. Such topics as the interplay between American society and mass media are discussed.
Introduction to Human Biology Basic concepts, principles, and processes in human biology; the origin of life, evolution, cells, biochemical processes, physiological systems, genetics and metabolism.
Women in Literature Surveys both women as writers and women as characters in literature, as well as the representation of gender and sexuality in literature. Concerned with literature from two or more cultures. Writers may include Mary Shelley, Audre Lorde, Herculine Barbin, Marjane Satrapi, and Alison Bechdel. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Additional Benefits of the Academy

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Find Your Passion

College-level courses can introduce you to topics and ideas that are not covered in the regular classroom. For example, Environmental Science or Women in Literature. This range of subjects allows you to explore your interests and develop new passions. You may even discover the subject that will become your college major or the focus of your career.

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Build Important Skills

College-level courses can help you learn the skills and habits you'll need for success in college and beyond. They will allow you to develop:

* Stronger writing skills
* Problem-solving abilities
* Time-management skills
* Discipline
* Good study habits

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Prepare for College

Showing that you're willing to push yourself by taking rigorous classes in high school can help when you're applying to college. In fact, the level of courses you take now is one of the first things colleges look at.

In addition, college courses earn credits in college. This means you may be able to skip some basic college courses and move directly into interesting advanced classes. This also may allow you to free up enough time to pursue a double major or to study abroad.

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Low Enrollment

UW-Green Bay reserves the right to cancel any course or program due to low enrollment, conditions beyond reasonable control, including, but not limited to low enrollment, disaster, inclement weather, health emergency, unavailability of supplies, acts of God or any other circumstance. ​
 

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